Conservation Volunteering in Scotland's National Parks.
We are still planning on offering volunteering opportunities in Scotland's National Parks throughout the winter. We will keep the tasks at a lower level so that hopefully snow will not stop us going out.
HELICOPTERS have been brought in to transport 130 tonnes of locally sourced material to repair iconic upland paths at remote locations on Mayar and Bachnagairn in the Angus Glens. Contractors stood ready to take on the challenge of building paths by hand at high altitude, as part of a conservation mission on a scale never before attempted in the UK.
The five-year Mountains & The People project is and exciting new opportunity for the people of Scotland and beyond the chance to play an active part in the conservation of our nations’ most iconic mountains.
Chef Executives from across Scotland’s Rural Affairs, Environment and Forestry departments came together today to celebrate the achievements of The Mountains and the People, a five-year £6.5M conservation project taking place across both the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and Cairngorm National Parks.
The project has two overarching aims. The first is to restore and upgrade 125km of existing upland paths across Scotland’s two national parks through a series of path restoration projects. The second is an on-going community engagement programme designed to encourage the public to help manage and maintain paths in the future.